SOUTH NORWALK - Residents in South Norwalk are reflecting on the massive flooding they dealt with one year ago when Hurricane Sandy swept ashore with a vengeance.

City officials say the area near Washington Village, a housing development complex, floods often, but never as severely as it did during the storm last October. People who live there say large waves rushed across Water Street, leaving as much as 4 feet of the Long Island Sound in their apartments.

Housing officials say the storm provided a wake-up call, further proving the need to redevelop the complex to prevent similar problems in the future.

The Norwalk Housing Authority is applying for federal grants to help foot the bill for phase one of the $100 million project. That total includes $17 million in Sandy relief aid.

Officials add that they don't think they'll hear about any approvals until 2014.